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Added by admin 27/11/12
The Hummer is the poster child for the big, gas-guzzling
mentality of decades past that's categorically shunned in today's
eco-sensitive world. One boutique automotive firm has decided to
blend a Hummer-style body and features with an all-electric
powertrain, creating a Hummer for a new generation.
Photo and article courtesy gizmag.com more...
Cadillac Promised by GM
Added by admin 19/11/12
General Motors said Tuesday that it will soon begin prepping its
Detroit-Hamtramck facility for late-2013 production of the
Cadillac ELR extended-range plug-in electric vehicle. The
Chevrolet Volt, Opel Ampera, and Holden Volt extended-range EVs
are all built at Detroit-Hamtramck. Extended-range electric
vehicles are exported to 21 countries, GM says.
Story and photo courtesy Fleets & Fuels
Cola to Trial Nissan Electric Van
Added by admin 15/11/12
YOKOHAMA, Japan - Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. is providing Coca-Cola
with the e-NV200, a commercial vehicle that's 100% electric, for
field testing starting in mid-November.
Coca-Cola's regional organization, Coca-Cola Central Japan Co.,
Ltd., will use Nissan's multipurpose commercial van as regional
sales vehicle in Yokohama, evaluating its performance and
practical usability against conventional internal-combustion
engine vehicles. The van will be recharged only at night when
electricity consumption is low. The test will determine if the
nightly charge is sufficient to meet user needs during the day.
Overall, Nissan is looking for feedback as to e-NV200's
suitability for commercial use.
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Added by admin 14/11/12
Vehicle Standard (Australian Design Rule - Definitions and
Vehicle Categories) 2005 Amendment 6 - F2012L01123
This amendment adds an alternative ADR definition of a
Power-Assisted Pedal Cycle (AB Category) to include vehicles
meeting European Committee for Standardization EN 15194:2009 or
EN 15194:2009+A1:2011 Cycles - Electrically power assisted cycles
- EPAC Bicycles. These vehicles are now defined within the ADR as
‘Pedalecs’. EN 15194 is becoming internationally accepted as the
standard for power-assisted pedal cycles. When compared to the
existing ADR definition, it increases the allowable power from
200 to 250 watts and specifies this as a continuous rating. It
also restricts the top speed to 25 kilometres per hour, requires
the rider to pedal to access the power and sets a number of
construction safety requirements. Recognition of power-assisted
pedal cycles that are built to EN 15194 will provide access to
safe machines from world markets.
more... Photo: courtesy Mic Chapman.
Model R - 2017
Added by admin 9/11/12
Electric vehicle automaker Tesla Motors is reportedly working on
a successor to its discontinued Roadster, dubbed the Model R,
which is expected to take the fight to Ferrari. A rumor coming
out of jolly old England’s Auto Express suggests electric car
manufacturer Tesla is looking to bring a new model to the market
in 2017. The new car would replace Tesla’s first car, the
Roadster, and be built from the ground up as pure all-electric
vehicle (EV). Whereas the current Roadster is underpinned by
Lotus’ Elise platform, Auto Express claims the successor to the
Roadster, thought to be named the Model R, will utilize the same
platform currently underpinning the Model S and the
upcoming Model X crossover.
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